RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 1995-96 SEASON

Robin Brownlee
May 11 2016 07:00AM


The 1995-96 season would mark the fourth consecutive season out of the playoffs for the Edmonton Oilers, but after years of steady decline with owner Peter Pocklington and GM Glen Sather dismantling the five-time Stanley Cup champions piece-by-piece in salary dumps, the Oilers finally started to turn the corner.

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ABOUT TRAVIS

Robin Brownlee
May 09 2016 10:44AM

Hamonic

Travis Hamonic is a stud. He is exactly what the Edmonton Oilers need if they’re serious about returning to contention. If GM Peter Chiarelli hasn’t already picked up the phone to resume talks with Garth Snow now that the New York Islanders have been eliminated from the playoffs, he should do it now – and offer anybody not named Connor McDavid to get the deal done.

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TOP 100 OILERS: JEFF PETRY (68)

Robin Brownlee
May 04 2016 09:20AM

Petry

There are some polarizing players on this list and Jeff Petry certainly ranks among them when it comes to a thumbs-up or a thumbs down from fans and pundits during his time with the Edmonton Oilers. The thumbs-up crowd sees Petry as an effective defender who skates well, can move the puck and eat up second-pairing minutes.

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TOP 100 OILERS: JARRET STOLL (69)

Robin Brownlee
April 28 2016 07:00AM

Stoll

In an era when many people get a good chunk of their information from media outlets that seem as interested in celebrity as in actual news, Jarret Stoll has probably been as well-known these last few years for all the hot women’s he’s dated and for getting arrested for drug possession as he has for playing hockey.

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AT RANDOM: FEELING LUCKY?

Robin Brownlee
April 25 2016 11:31AM

Luck

Based on pure entertainment value alone, I’ve got to admit I wouldn’t mind seeing the Edmonton Oilers win the NHL Draft Lottery Saturday, providing long-suffering fans an encore of the day Connor McDavid’s golden ticket to Alberta was punched and the moaning and whining from Toronto began.

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